May 14, 2014

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PHILADELPHIA, PA— Dawn Holden, CFO of Turning Points for Children (TPFC), a Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) affiliate, has been named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's "40 under 40."

The list recognizes 40 of Philadelphia's professionals under the age of 40 who demonstrate outstanding leadership in their industries and exceptional commitment to their communities. Winners were profiled in the publication's awards supplement on May 3 and will be recognized at a dinner on May 20.

"I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of their '40 under 40,' and especially to be included with such a distinguished group of recipients," said Holden. "I am extremely fortunate to have a career doing something that I am so passionate about, and I strive every day to better the lives of the children and families we serve."

Turning Points for Children provides proven, innovative programs that nurture families with children who are struggling against difficult economic and environmental odds. The nonprofit's approach includes after-school family programs, teen parent education, assistance to relative caregivers and in-home services for vulnerable children who may be in imminent risk of child abuse or neglect. Since its affiliation with PHMC in March 2013, the organization has been awarded two contracts totaling approximately $32M as Community Umbrella Organizations (CUA) by The Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS). The announcement puts Turning Points for Children at the forefront of the sweeping DHS reform called Improving Outcomes for Children, a community based approach to service delivery that will be rolled out over the next four years.

Holden's commitment to improving the welfare of children was evident early on in her career, when she was tapped for the role of CFO at age 30. Under her fiscal leadership, TPFC has grown from 15 staff members to 170, while helping to improve the lives of 2,700 families and 5,300 children in the Greater Philadelphia region. Holden was voted "Nonprofit CFO of the Year" by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2010 and named a Burlington-Camden Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi "Woman of Distinction" in 2009. She is currently 35 years old.

About PHMC
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